Jessenhofke Triple | Jessenhofke NV

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Jessenhofke TripleJessenhofke Triple

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Jessenhofke NV

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 11-30-2009

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by Blindpigbiz:
Photo of Blindpigbiz
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell: citrus, pine, hops, and pomegranates

Taste: pears, honey, powdered sugar, subtle hops and figs with rose

The beer was pretty good, however, the lack of contrasting flavor made this beer so sweet it was to the point of almost pure funked-out yeast. I may have gotten two bad bottles and it may need some age, but this beer is worth trying just to pick up that faint smell of pomegranate and mild taste of fig

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #53 (June 2011):

Beer paired with garlic dishes ... excellent; garlic in beer, pretty much unknown territory. Opaque golden beige color and the sudsy lace clings. Smells of garlic bread sans butter and light on the garlic; some fruit, green apple and estery alcohol in the nose. Dirty triple foundation: raw, grainy and yeasty. Bitterness of light peppercorn and vague garlic. Fresh-baked bread. Garlic is very mild and doesn’t linger as the alcohol keeps warming. A bit earthy and musty. Floral and fruity finish lands dry. Overly complex, but we’re not complaining, happy to see that the garlic is more of a subtle layer, which works very well.

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Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Typical Belgian triple, well made, robust and very drinkable. Floral smell, with notes of elderflowers, honey, bread dough. Dry and bitter taste, refreshing.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2010. This is well old, but as I don't know if I'll get to have one again I think I'll review it. Acquired from a web shop last year. Described on the label as a spiced tripel; other websites mention that this beer involves garlic in the brewing process.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A very hazy golden-amber hue with good carbonation and tons of yeast sediment. Produces a large head of creamy white foam with good retention; this lasts a while before reducing to a surface layer. An intense herbal aroma; notes of earthy coriander, fruity yeast, herbs, malt and a warming hint of alcohol. Perhaps also a whiff of garlic? It's hard to tell whether it's really there or if I'm just imagining it.

Tastes of spices, malt and yeast, with a dry finish. Notes of coriander, garlic, herbs and earthy yeast. A hot alcoholic flavour in the background. Highly attenuated and dry. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth, with tingly carbonation. Rather astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of herbs and yeast, and the ghost of garlic.

Interesting - I'm not really sure I like it but I can't deny the brewer's skill in combining flavours. The age on this bottle doesn't seem to have harmed the contents. Coriander dominates the aroma/flavour, but there is a lingering garlic note as well. Plenty of yeast and a hint of booze in the background. Bizarre; I've never had anything quite like it. Worth trying as a one-off, but I don't think I'll be revisiting this one.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of sfprint
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark glowing blonde with no carbonation and flaky sediment
S: sandlewood,, heavy, mild yeast, with an interesting floral quality, bready
T: better when its not too cold, interesting flavor, almost nutty,
M: fresh yet light to medium body.
O: good and different

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Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of imbibehour
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real reddish clear orange amber body, with lots of rising carbonation, some of it cola sized, but also contains that fast rising carbonation in the middle. Head is actually quite bright white, if a little soapy, but it has some good staying power. It settles to a nice creamy whipped top after some time.

Nose is good candi sugar sweetness, and sharp spicy character. Crisp wine like sensations, and a hint of earthy quality strangely. I don't really smell garlic on this. Perhaps some caramel "like" stickiness a bit, but for a tripel though it's very nice.

Sweetness on the nose is never to be found on the palate. First sips are an earth dank bent. A very light body wine like table wine and thin. Very crisp but also with an interesting earth quality. It doesn't taste of garlic either to me.

It's not a bad tripel, but it's also not a garlic fiends beer either since it doesn't taste or even smell at all like garlic to me. However, the addition of garlic seem to provide some kind of earthy and dry dank quality which is interesting. It's a very different tripel for sure.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.22/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Spiced tripel beer from a micro brewery, 33 cl bottle.

Triple with hops and herbs.
Orange golden hazy colour, soapy head, but good lacing.
Smell is of orange and other citrus, a lot of malts, only slight floral garden smell.
Taste is pretty hoppy and spicy. pepper, citrus, malty sweetness.
Alcohol is well present in the mouthfeel. It's kind of harsh sugar based alcohol. Letting this beer rest for a while in my glass, it got a bit better, but it remained very average.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl Dumpy brown bottle, best before 19 Nov 2011, poured into a Duvel glass on 10 Mar 2011, slowly, ensuring no sediment entered the glass.

Mid golden body, almost dull and certainly not the regular bright tripels often found in Belgium. Clear with small bubbles rising through body from the Duvel 'D'. On top was a full, deep, white head, impressive considering how slowly I poured the beer. It left some heavy lacing as the beer level fell.

The aroma was yeasty and hoppy, with a nutty hints.

The refreshingly crisp taste was a good combination of hops and crystal malts.

Easy to drink and it hides the alcohol content very well, I was impressed. A good beer and one of the many enjoyable Belgian tripels I've had the pleasure of reviewing.

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Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of rpopescu
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of HVH
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blond, licht troebel, mooie maar kleine schuimkraag.
Subtiel hoparoma
Volle moutsmaak met stevige hop en sterke maar fijne bittere afdronk.

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Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Sounded flat when I popped the cork but I was able to raise an inch of foam on top of the cloudy honey-colored liquid; decent lacing action, however

Smell: Shortbread malt, a hint of candi sugar and a very earthy character that I would attribute to the garlic (as I am not smelling anything I would associate with garlic otherwise)

Taste: Very bready, with a growing shortbread character; by mid-palate, the woodsy, mushroomy flavor adds an unusual dimension (again, I guess, the impact of the garlic); the finish is rather dry

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: I have a hunch that there is some age on this bottle as the "Best Before" date was rubbed off; I wasn't expecting much but I was curious about the garlic and gave it a whirl; not bad at all; wouldn't likely re-visit but I enjoyed it this one time

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Photo of BeerRefugee
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden-orange color, darker than most tripels. Medium white head with good retention and lacing. High carbonation was very apparent with the amount of small bubbles in the beer. Aroma is yeast, floral hops and coriander. Flavor is similar--crisp sweetness from crystal malt to go along with the yeasty and floral notes. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Masks the alcohol well. Not the greatest tripel I've ever had but a very nice beer.

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Photo of Saind
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of mmilyko
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of UncleJimbo
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed with garlic (?).

This triple poured a clear to hazy amber color with creamy, white foam that settled and clung a bit. The smell was a touch fruity with a hint of sweetness and a faint herbal aroma. The taste was sweet with a touch of herbs, mild hops, a bit of sugar, and spices in the finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and lightly sweet with medium body and light carbonation feel. Creamy. This was an OK triple, and not as odd as I expected.

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Photo of Pehlman
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very pale, almost pilsner-like golden. Slightest bit of haze but still clear enough to see through. Foamy white head that fades out fairly quickly leaving a thin white layer atop with spotty lacing.

S: Very aromatic. Crisp aroma of stone-fruits and citrus backed by grassy hops and a very mild vegetal character.

T: Starts out with with a slightly sweet almost caramel-like fruitiness fading into a grainy mid-palate, and finishing with some vegetal spice almost reminiscent of tequila/agave.

M: Full-bodied with good carbonation for the style. Could finish a little drier IMO, but overall its easy to handle.

O: Very good. Solid beer. Does the job and comes across as a solid tripel. Wish it wasn't quite so sweet which I feel would shine a better light on the hops and the herbs used.

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Photo of stcules
2.18/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Amber reddish color, slightly hazy. A white - beige foam, quite abundant.
In the smell alcohol, fruitiness, apricot in syrup, pears. On a malty base, and with candy sugar.
At the taste, again sweet, too sweet, with again fruity notes, pears.
Not so drinkable, and quite boring.

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Jessenhofke Triple from Jessenhofke NV
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 30 ratings